A couple of early dropped positions and too many laps stuck behind the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi ended Lando Norris’ hopes of scoring points on his F1 debut for McLaren, and the Brit is disappointed even though he had a decent weekend.
Norris impressively made Q3 and started the race P8 and showed real determination to finally pass Giovinazzi at turn 3, but fell just short of the magical top ten.
After the race, Norris told Sky Sports F1: “There was potential to get some points or a point at least, the car was performing well enough to get into the top 10. I didn’t have the best of starts and struggled to get past Giovinazzi, so there is more potential, that’s why I’m not happy.
“Getting the first race out of the way is good and everything went pretty well, I made it past turn one, didn’t crash and made it through to the end. I was very nervous, but when the lights were coming on it was just focusing on turn 1.”
Despite not scoring points, from what we’ve seen so far, Norris is a talent to be watching out for…